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The Marriage of Queen Victoria by Sir George Hayter
The British Queen Victoria marries
Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha .
William H. Harrison, lithograph
William Henry Harrison won the presidential election in the United States .
One penny black
The world's first postage stamp, the One Penny Black , is issued in Great Britain.
1840 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 1288/89 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 1832/33 (September 10-11)
Bengali solar calendar 1245/46 (beginning of April 14th or 15th)
Buddhist calendar 2383/84 (southern Buddhism); 2382/83 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 75th (76th) cycle

Year of the Metal Rat庚子 ( at the beginning of the Earth Pig year 己亥)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 1202/03 (turn of the year April)
Dangun era (Korea) 4173/74 (October 2/3)
Iranian calendar 1218/19
Islamic calendar 1255/1256 (turn of the year March 5th / 6th)
Jewish calendar 5600/01 (September 27-28)
Coptic calendar 1556/57 (September 10-11)
Malayalam calendar 1015/16
Rumi Calendar (Ottoman Empire) 1255/56 (March 1)
Seleucid era Babylon: 2150/51 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 2151/52 (turn of the year October)

Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1896/97 (April)


Politics and world events

Great Britain

Other events in Europe

Nicolaas Pieneman :
The inauguration of King Wilhelm II.


  • around 1840: The Kololo people immigrated under their chief Sebetswane across the Zambezi into what is now northwestern Zambia . They conquer the kingdom of Barotse in the fight against the Lozi .


The Waitangi Treaty





RMS Britannia
Mannheim train station around 1840


science and technology


Visual arts

Carl Spitzweg : The butterfly hunter


Music and theater

Drawing of the premiere
Saffo - title of the libretto




Historical maps and views

Leipzig 1840


January February

Ernst Abbe

March April

Emile Zola

May June

Pyotr I. Tchaikovsky, 1893

July August

September October

November December

Auguste Rodin, 1893
Claude Monet, 1899

Exact date of birth unknown


First quarter

Ernst Ludwig Riepenhausen, lithograph around 1820

Second quarter

Siméon Denis Poisson
Caspar David Friedrich in his studio, 1819
Friedrich Wilhelm III.

Third quarter

Carl Blechen, 1825

Fourth Quarter

Exact date of death unknown

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